Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Key Features – We’ve previously analysed the Redmi Note 8 Pro and now the regular version the Redmi Note 8 has just arrived. It’s a mid-range phone that packs some excellent features, so let’s check it out. Just to note that if you’re in Asia, you’ll probably get this version. While in Europe there’s note 80, which is the same but with a different RAM configuration. A faster 18-watt charger in the box and NFC.
Rather Premium Design
It’s nice to see a build of Gorilla Glass. And a relatively inexpensive phone. There is no official IP rating. Xiaomi does say that the nano-coating on the internals will protect it from some water splashes. The front and back are built of Gorilla Glass 5. though the frame is made of plastic presumably to cut down costs. The back is totally flat, and now it has the Neptune blue finish. I like the colourful grading here. It’s not only on the back the blue gradient on the bottom bezel is a nice touch too.
The no-date screen is 6.3 inches a little bit smaller than the pro version 6.5. But otherwise, the display is quite similar. It’s an IPS LCD with what Xiaomi calls Dot Notch Cutouts and a 1080p resolution.
High-Performance Mid-Range Chipset
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 runs on a snapdragon 665 chipset, which is new this year. The different markets might get different options. I wouldn’t expect an excellent flagship performance. But based on other phones that have a 665, like the Realme 5 and the Xiaomi Mi A3. There should be a unique processing powerful in mid-ranger.
The snapdragon 665 is also energy efficient, so hopefully battery life is right here with the 4000 million power battery. Too bad that although the phone supports 18-watt charging, it doesn’t ship with that in the box.
Third, on the list, a quad-camera setup, nowadays even phones at lower price tears can boast a quad camera setup. And the no date is no exception. This is a 48-megapixel primary camera the quad Bayer filter. An 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 2-megapixel camera for taking macro shots and a depth sensor used in portrait mode. The overall setup will give you the same level versatility as the pro version.
And finally a loudspeaker, the pro version speaker tested out a bit on the quiet side. The quality of this model may be a bit better. It’s still a single loudspeaker, but there is a sound chamber within the phone which is supposed to amplify your audio. It should give you more volume as well as more bass. We’ll put that to the test in our full review.
Redmi note 8 is going for around 10,000 Indian rupees right now around. A hundred twenty-five euros. Too bad it will cost considerably more if you buy it in Europe. It looks decent, but we’ll have to get further into our test findings to see what really makes this phone stand out. What do you guys think?